Credit Conditions – Bank of Canada – About Your Online Magazine


To fulfill its mandate, the Bank carefully monitors changes in credit conditions, money supply, liquidity of the financial system and other credit market indicators. This information reflects changes in the economy, the influence of monetary policy and financial market conditions.

Domestic Credit

Watch Selected credit measures (formerly E2).

Business Credit

Total commercial credit and components

Watch Selected credit measures (formerly E2).

Commercial paper backed by assets

Watch Corporate paper and other outstanding short-term paper (formerly F2).

Total bond issues (v111900655)

Watch Capital market activities: new gross issues, pensions and new net bond issues (formerly F4-F10).

note: The division of total bond issues is no longer available.

Monetary aggregates

Watch Selected monetary aggregates and their components (formerly E1).

Financial indicators

Housing accessibility index

Watch Capacity indicators and inflationary pressures for Canada, real estate market.

Business Outlook Survey data

Watch Business Outlook Survey.

Survey data from senior credit officer

Watch Senior Credit Officer Survey.

Wholesale bank financing cost measures

As of March 22, 2018, the Bank of Canada no longer publishes this data.

Trends in major interest rates

Watch Canadian interest rates and monetary policy variables: 10-year survey.

Effective weekly interest rates

Watch Canadian interest rates and monetary policy variables: 10-year survey.

Paula Fonseca